Times are tough to play quarterback at the University of Maryland.
This week, the Terps lost their third quarterback for the season when freshman Devin Burns suffered a Lisfranc injury. Wide reciever Marcus Leak will also miss the remiander of the year with a fractured toe.
“Obviously this is something that is very tough on both of these guys and our team,” Maryland coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. “I feel for both Devin and Marcus because I know they want to be out there competing. Both have been team-first guys who have done everything we have asked, and we will be here to support them as they begin the rehab process.”
Before the season began, Maryland lost presumed-starter C.J. Brown for the season to a torn ACL in his knee. Brown's understudy Perry Hills then became starting QB, and despite some up-and-down performances, generally the true freshman performed well. Until last week, when Hills went down with the same injury that took out Brown, a torn ACL.
Hills was relieved in last Saturday's Maryland loss to N.C. State by Devin Burns. Burns, who switched to wide reciever at Maryland only to switch back to quarterback this season, played well in relief of Hills.
Burns ran for 50 yards and a touchdown in his time against the Wolfpack, but he did not finish the game. Caleb Rowe, a true freshman, quarterbacked the Terps during the last two minutes of the game. Rowe will start this Saturday's game against Boston College.
In his brief appearance, Rowe completed two passes for 50 yards and put the Terps in a position to win. Unfortunately, the Terps last-second field goal attempt hit the post and missed.
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Author John Feinstein, in a segment that aired on CSN's SportsNet Central on Tuesday evening, called for Maryland guard Melo Trimble to pull his name out of the NBA Draft and return to the Terrapins for his junior season.
Among other things, Feinstein said the following:
"Why not go back to college, improve on your game, which needed improvement this season? He went backwards. He needs to lose a little weight, he needs to get healthy -- which he clearly wasn't at the end of last season -- and he needs to show people again that he can be the player he was as a freshman.
"If he does all those things next year, he'll almost certainly be a first-round draft pick as he would have been a year ago had he come out. Do the smart thing, Melo. Stay in school. I don't always say that, but in this case I'm saying it."
Now, the notion that Trimble would have been a lock to be a first-round draft pick after his freshman season -- which Feinstein alludes to -- is a stretch at best.
But otherwise, the case he builds is the standard one for those arguing in favor of a return to school.
Trimble has until a minute before midnight (11:59 p.m. Eastern) on Wednesday, May 25 to make his decision official.
Under Armour has signed UCLA to the biggest-ever apparel deal in college sports history, locking the Bruins in across all sports for 15 years and $280 million, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com.
The move expands the company's westward expansion, which includes the massively successful investment in Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and a newly signed deal with California-Berkeley athletics.
In January, Ohio State said its 15-year deal with Nike was worth $252 million. Texas signed a 15-year deal with Nike worth $250 million in October, and Michigan signed an 11-year deal, with a four-year option, that could be worth up to $173.8 million.
Maryland has been the flagship for Under Armour and is the alma mater of CEO Kevin Plank. Notre Dame is also among the schools recently signed to the brand.
Maryland will face Pittsburgh in College Park as part of the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, according to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com.
The two teams last faced off on Jan. 25, 2014 when both programs were members of the ACC. Pittsburgh was in its first season in the league, while Maryland was in its last before moving to the Big Ten the following season. The Terrapins lost that game in College Park, 83-79.
Only one Maryland player who saw time in that game -- center Damonte Dodd -- is still on the team. All nine others have either graduated or transferred out of the program.